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Gessle goes on the road?

Written by tevensso on May 21, 2003 to .

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - A pop single of 2 minutes and 39 seconds has turned Per Gessle’s life upside down. The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and the tabloid Expressen report today about Per Gessle’s plans for a possible solo-tour. “I would love to go on tour,” he says in Aftonbladet.

  Per hadn’t thought of a tour, but after the positive reactions to his single “Här kommer alla känslorna”, he is now re-thinking it. “On Friday everything was like normal, but today all the radio stations are pulling me, the newspapers have given me good reviews, the reporters want me to go on a solo tour… and actually I do feel like going on tour,” he comments to Aftonbladet.

  Today his mind is full of thoughts on the subject. “If I go on a tour, and play a 2-hour long set, I have to play some Gyllene Tider too, but that would take the edge off Gyllene Tider’s 25th anniversary, next year; on the other hand, I have done three Swedish solo albums and one in English, so I should have enough material to go on tour, and just nibble around a bit with Gyllene Tider’s, I am really up for it”.

  “I love to be on stage, so we will see if this works out,” he tells Expressen, who has also revealed that Per has another concert booked besides the one on July 14 for the Swedish Crown Princess; he will finally play live on the much loved TV-show “Allsång på Skansen” (Sing-along at Skansen) on June 24, where Buddaboys, a band formed by Eva Dahlgren, Mija Folkesson and Greta Folkesson, will perform as well.

  But this doesn’t mean the end of Roxette, does it? “No no no, this was already planned, but when Marie got ill, I started to work on this album more. But she is doing really fine and is already working on her own new solo album,” he tells Expressen. Per will go on writing Roxette songs if he has nothing else to do, “Writing songs is probably what I like best.”

  According to Aftonbladet, who has been able to listen to the seven song sampler of the album, all of them are “potential hits”. “This album is one of those which don’t have any single or just singles. When I played it for ten people, they have proposed me at least seven singles. I mean, ’Här kommer alla känslorna (på en och samma gång)’ is track number eleven on the album, and that says a lot,” says Per to Aftonbladet.

  It takes a great deal to rattle his world. And now it has happened, “…it’s not many times that I have found myself with such a reaction. Even if it has been great years, the past 25,” he says to Aftonbladet and laughs.

  Per thanks Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) and George Harrison on his album, “this is the sound we have tried to get, the ideal sound is from 1971-72. It goes through the entire album, it sounds airy, playful, the music breathes,” he concludes in Aftonbladet.

Judith Seuma and Kajsa Evensson contributed to this article.

Gessle sais that marie has already started on a new solo album....

Yes, I’ve just read the Expressen-article!
It would be sooooo good to see Per on stage in Sweden this summer...!!! :-))

I have not had time to listen to the Swedish radio stations, anybody can say to me which of these radio stations has sounded more Gessle?

would be incredible to see his songs live

I WANT THAT ALBUM RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!! ARGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! GONNA KILL SB FOR THIS ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

btw nice picture of per. i like it very much.

wow this is so cool

*starts counting her pennies incase there IS a tour*

And he´ll play in Skansen!

I ´ll be there!

I´d rather see Per going solo in English!! :‘(

then dont buy this album and wait some years to see this happen..or not? ;)

I am sure he will do some shows but anyway:


/Chantie, Linda + Jud

Would you like to go in a European tour - more to you have A LOT of fans not only in Sweden. Russia also welcomes you as well. ;))

Remember more than a 10.000 fans on your concert in Petersburg and more than 12.000 fans in Moscow?

Ilia from St.-Petersburg

It’s funny how the best things always flow naturally and quick...

Lonely Boys - 6 days and 6 nights to be recorded

Mazarin - one month

It’s like they say - (for creative things) - the first feeling is the best you get.

Wonderful news!!!!!!!
If he’ll go touring I’ll be there ’cos I’ve already planned to go to Sweden this summer.
And those words about Marie’s solo album.... :D Wow!!!!! I’ve waited her new solo such a looooooooong time!

Oh please tour... give us some notice so I can make plans to come and see you!!!

This is how a conversation will go with my boss at work....




How many will see Gessle at Skansen? I WILL!!!!

What is Skansen? I´m in Stockholm at this day but I don´t know what Skansen is. Can you help me?

@Judith: i put the link on my website!

well i dont know about per solo live in swedish butlive in english he was well to be polite off key and out of tune......

@Marie fan.

And a ticket costs only Sek 70.
You can only buy it on the day of the concert, so you need to be there in time and spend the whole day there if you want a good place.
But Skansen is very interesting so it´s no problem to spend a day there.
There are houses from all over Sweden there .

It´s about time Per! We have been waiting too long all ready! So I hope to see ya in summer!

I agree with you “anonymous”!!!
How can we change our already planned holidays knowing about a possible tour so IN LATE???Per:Do that for next year!!!More fans will join your shows then!!!!!:))))THINK ABOUT IT!!!
In case it’ll be already for this summer:does anybody knows who will play the bass????

YES, YES, YES, YES....don’t think twice Per, take this chance now, I will be there! :o)

Wow he’s thanked George Harrison. I know he loves the Beatles but wow thanking George! I’d given up the thought of marrying Per Gessle. I am up for it once more. Yes Per YES!

Tour would be cool, all of us spending some time together in the summer!

Go Per, go...and visit Polen....

sign the competition, who knows it might help!!!

Please Per!
Come to Göteborg between 9th and 23rd August!

It would be my best holdiday I’ve ever had!

@yoona + anonymous: thanks for your help!
Really? We can buy the tickets the same day. That´s great.
I will be there.

Please Per, remeber your own country Per. We want you and understand a little bit more than the rest of the world when the lyrics is in swedish. Don‘t forget us. We bought your record in in the early 80...

@xarrrr I‘ve visited your website. It‘s GREAT! You‘ve made a huge work. Thank you for the site! I liked it very much, especially the photos, where did you get them? I‘ll recommend this website to my friends.

Oh my, a week away and so many things happened. Unfortunately, I can’t download the song, we don’t have a sound card *sniff* )-”:

I love Roxette! I wanna Roxette to come Japan!!
I waiting for Roxette!!


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